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FEATURE: Filmmaker chronicles protesters’ struggles

By Su Fang-ho and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

“I want to record and tell their stories,” Chen Yu-ching said.

She said frontline law-enforcement officials were also the victims in police-civilian conflicts, as their lack of training was what constantly put them in difficult situations in the line of duty.

Several schools and legal organizations have planned screening sessions for the documentary, which came out last month after five years in the making.

Commenting on recent events where students protesting against Chen Deming were roughly carried away by police, the filmmaker said such incidents showed that government violations of human rights would only increase over time.

“The more police officers the government dispatches to ward off protests, the more prevalent and comprehensive the wave of civil disobedience will become,” she said.

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